Federal Funding for Bicycling and Walking Saved — for now

“Moments ago, the Senate passed a clean extension on the Transportation Bill with a large margin of 92-6. This means that all current transportation funding and  programs will continue to March 31, 2012 — the date the extension expires. During this time we will have much work to do to ensure that bicycling is included in either a long term transportation bill or another extension. The National Bike Summit conveniently takes place on March 20-22 — our final opportunity to tell our representatives that we need bicycling in the transportation bill.”

“John Hart, a spokesman for Coburn, says the senator agreed to drop his opposition in exchange for assurances that a highway program that funds bike paths and other “transportation enhancements” will be eliminated at a later point.”

Read the LAB’s full post here.

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